Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Makatea Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus chalcurus) - HBW 4, p. 215

French: Ptilope de Makatéa German: Makateafruchttaube Spanish: Tilopo de la Makatea
Other common names: Mahatea Fruit-dove

Taxonomy: Ptilonopus [sic] chalcurus G. R. Gray, 1859, “Cook or Hervey Islands”; error = Makatea, Tuamotu.
A member of the large P. purpuratus species-group, within which associated with the P. purpuratus subgroup; often considered to be a race of P. coralensis or P. purpuratus. Monotypic.

Distribution: Makatea (Tuamotu Archipelago).